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Ex-officer can be disciplined for pointing gun at protesters
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A state commission has ruled that a former police officer can be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters more than two years ago. Raymond D. Albers was a lieutenant for St. Ann police. He was working at a protest 10 days after ...
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The Latest: Council hands control of police over to sheriff
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a Mississippi police chief (all times local): 7:35 a.m. The city council in a Mississippi town where the police chief shot and killed himself has turned control of the police department over to the sheriff's office. The Sun ...
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Virginia officer charged in shooting fired into car 7 times
HENRICO, Va. (AP) - New details have emerged in the case of a Virginia police officer who's been charged after shooting a passenger in a car he was checking on. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports prosecutor Shannon Taylor revealed during a hearing Thursday that Henrico County police officer Joel ...
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Police chief, fired by mayor, dies after shooting himself
Chief Mike DeNardo committed suicide while being escorted off the Miss. city's property.         
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Officer shot 7 times cleared to return to full police duty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say an officer shot seven times near Philadelphia earlier this summer has been cleared to return to duty. Christopher Dorman was shot in June in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft while responding to a report of a possible drug deal. The Folcroft Police Department ...
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Officials: Police chief shoots himself just after suspension
Officials say a Mississippi police chief had been suspended just before he shot and killed himself outside the station. Hancock County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Don Bass says Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest Thursday. He says the shooting appeared to be intentional. Bass ...
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Boston top cops pledge to wear body cameras
Eight top cops have volunteered to don body cameras — including the department’s superintendent-in-chief, William G. Gross — if the city wins its legal battle to go ahead with its controversial pilot program today.Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins is expected to decide today whether he supports or rejects the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association’s motion for an injunction that would halt the city’s six-month pilot that is slated to launch Monday.
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Judge dismisses case against L.A. County sheriff's deputy accused of filing false police report
A judge has dismissed a perjury case this week against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy after a jury deadlocked over whether the deputy filed a false police report. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge C.H. Rehm dismissed the case Wednesday against Gregory Rodriguez, who was charged last...
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Bay St. Louis police chief, fired by mayor, dies after shooting himself
Chief Mike DeNardo committed suicide while being escorted off the Miss. city's property.       
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Chicago police officer charged with felony after hitting man with baton, bending the truth
A Chicago police officer has been charged with assaulting a man with a baton in 2014. Falsely citing self-defense, the officer’s story’s inconsistency that triggered the charges was revealed only after a violent video of the incident surfaced online. Read Full Article at
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Lawyer: Former Mississippi officer indicted in 2015 shooting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer says a former Mississippi police officer has been indicted in the October 2015 shooting death of a black man. Attorney Jim Waide said Thursday that a prosecutor told him Canyon Boykin, a white former police officer in Columbus, has been indicted for manslaughter in ...
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The Latest: Mayor: Chief suspended just prior to shooting
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on shooting death of Mississippi police chief (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The mayor of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, says the city's police chief had just been suspended when he shot himself to death in the police department's parking lot. Mayor Les ...
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Detroit considering stun guns for police officers
DETROIT (AP) - An 11-member board that has some oversight of the Detroit police department is seeking public opinion on arming officers with stun guns. Chief James Craig supports the use of Tasers, saying they're a tool that an officer can use instead of deadly force. He's familiar with them ...
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Officials: Mississippi police chief shoots himself in chest
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi police chief has died after shooting himself in the chest outside the police department.
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State attorney general will not file charges in Pasco case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state attorney general is closing his investigation into the shooting of a Mexican national by Pasco police. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that his office will not bring criminal charges in the 2015 death of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Three members of the Pasco Police ...
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Attorney: Family of man shot by Round Lake officer 'devastated'
The defense attorney who represented a Grayslake man fatally shot Friday during an altercation with a Round Lake police officer said Thursday he was shocked by the turn of events. "I thought the kid had turned the corner," defense attorney Gregory Nikitas said Thursday about 22-year-old Michael...
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Prosecutors charge 49er Miller in attack on 2 men
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco prosecutors have charged former 49ers tight end Bruce Miller with multiple counts of assault and battery after police say he attacked a 70-year-old man and his son while intoxicated. The San Francisco District Attorney's office said it filed seven charges against Miller Thursday, including ...
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Atlantic City police officer shot during robbery improving
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - An Atlantic City police officer shot while responding to a robbery is improving at a hospital. Atlantic City police said Thursday that Officer Joshlee Vadell is sitting up and talking after having a ventilator removed. He is listed in stable condition. Prosecutors say the nine-year ...
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Navajo lawmaker ordered to pay back $10K in slush fund case
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - A former Navajo Nation lawmaker has been ordered to pay $10,000 for his involvement in misusing the tribe's discretionary fund. The Gallup Independent reports ( ) that Navajo Nation Window Rock District Court judge has already sentenced the majority of the lawmakers involved in the ...
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Texas sheriff: 1 student dead, 1 hurt in school shooting
ALPINE, Texas (AP) — A female student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine, the Brewster County sheriff said.
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Ogg calls for special prosecutor in Precinct 4 evidence scandal
DA candidate Kim Ogg calls for special prosecutor in the Precinct 4 evidence scandal.
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Animal cruelty trial postponed for ex-Nevada shelter chief
Trial has been postponed amid talk about a plea deal involving a former animal control supervisor accused of illegally killing dogs at the Boulder City shelter. Court records show that prosecutors and Mary Jo Frazier's attorney decided Tuesday they'll meet again ...
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Stockbridge city councilwoman arrested for arson

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Michigan man, 25, shot dead by police after stealing gun
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.        
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Deputy attorney general who handled 'Serial' case appeal for state leaving position
Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, a former top city prosecutor who represented the state in recent court proceedings in the "Serial" case, is leaving his post, the office confirmed. The Attorney General's Office said Vignarajah will stay with the office until next month and was...
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Boston police union goes to court after bodycam resistance
Boston's largest police union is headed to court to try to halt a program requiring officers to wear body cameras
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Records: Man killed by Round Lake officer had previous conviction
The Grayslake man shot to death during a weekend skirmish with a Round Lake police officer previously had been convicted of a felony stemming from an altercation with police that landed two deputies and a detective in the hospital, according to court and police records. A Round Lake police officer...
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Judge denies bid to end suburban NYC chief's suspension
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request to lift the suspension of a suburban New York City police chief who oversaw an intelligence unit that prosecutors say engaged in unlawful surveillance practices, including racial profiling. Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan had been suspended in July ...
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Officer kills man suspected of stealing gun from store
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.        
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Father, stepmother get death for Rangpur murder of minor girl
A Rangpur court has awarded the death penalty to the father and stepmother for the 2007 murder of a 7-year-old girl.
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Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer's body camera.
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Cop convicted of manslaughter in shooting of 6-year-old autistic boy
MARKSVILLE, La. — A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer’s body camera. Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter charges, multiple news outlets reported. He had faced...
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Clark County coroner IDs man fatally shot during family fight
The Clark County coroner has identified the 18-year-old man who was shot and killed during a family fight earlier this month in the northwest valley.
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Legal proceeding preventing Clark County from taking action against constable
Clark County commissioners will take no action to unseat North Las Vegas Constable Robert Eliason until an ongoing legal proceeding is completed, Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said this week.
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Bill would put cops, firefighters in control of pension plan
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Legislation passed by lawmakers this week would let New Jersey police and firefighters control their $26 billion pension fund instead of the state. The legislation passed in the Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Thursday and now goes to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's desk to consider. An independent ...
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Murder trial: Officer testifies about autistic boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has testified at his murder trial that he was trying to save a fellow officer when he opened fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father. The Advocate reports ( ) that Derrick Stafford cried ...
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Cop-shooting suspect's competency in question
Attorney Gabi Silver says her client, Raymond Durham, is confused and unable to communicate with her. He is accused of killing two Detroit police officers and was ordered to undergo a mental exam by Judge Kenneth King.        
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Judge: State lawmakers should get paid, even if there’s no budget
A Cook County judge ruled Thursday that state Comptroller Susana Mendoza must pay lawmakers.
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Judge: Move state lawmaker pay to the front of long line of unpaid bills
A Cook County judge on Thursday ruled against the "no budget, no pay" policy backed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza, finding that the comptroller can't delay lawmaker paychecks even in the midst of a historic state budget stalemate and Illinois' pile of...
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Van Dyke indicted on 16 added counts for each shot to Laquan McDonald
A new indictment unsealed Thursday in the murder case against Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke added 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each time the officer shot Laquan McDonald in 2014. In the indictment returned March 16 by a new grand jury, Van Dyke is still charged with six counts...
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Off-duty Cook County correctional officer shot in Englewood
An off-duty Cook County sheriff's officer was shot in the leg in Englewood late Saturday evening, Chicago police said. The attack occurred about 8:35 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street.  The deputy works as a correctional officer at Cook County Jail, said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman...
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Judge: Black man beaten by police was stopped illegally
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that police illegally stopped a 22-year-old unarmed black man in Philadelphia before a dozen mostly white officers surrounded him and beat him in an encounter captured on video .
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N.J. judge again finds probable cause in Christie bridge case complaint
A New Jersey judge has again found that probable cause exists that Gov. Christie engaged in official misconduct in his handling of the September 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures.
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Former Lake County coroner turns himself in on perjury charges
Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has turned himself in to authorities on felony perjury charges.Rudd had no comment when he entered the Lake County sheriff's department with his attorney Thursday morning. He's expected to appear in court later in the morning.A grand jury indicted Rudd on...
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Jury acquits Baltimore school police officer in student assault caught on tape
Jurors took about 30 minutes Wednesday to acquit a Baltimore school police officer on charges that she was complicit in the slapping of a student that was caught on tape. Officer Saverna Bias, 53, was found not guilty of second-degree assault and misconduct in office for the March 2016 incident...
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Police chief interrupts asset forfeiture news conference
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A small town Texas police chief has crashed a news conference held by state Senate and House lawmakers trying to reform asset forfeiture laws. Tracy Aaron of the Mansfield Police Department interrupted Wednesday's proceedings at the state Capitol to say he was offended by remarks that ...
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Former Lake Co. coroner indicted on perjury charges
Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has been indicted on five felony counts of perjury, according authorities Wednesday.The grand jury indictment follows a yearlong investigation by Lake County Sheriff's detectives and the Office of Professional Standards, a news release Wednesday said. A Lake...
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Nebraska lawmaker wants to add members to panel, cut pay
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker has proposed adding two additional members to a commission that regulates railroads, landline telephones and pipelines. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion told a legislative committee Tuesday his bill would ensure rural Nebraskans are better represented by the Public Service Commission. It would result ...
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Indictment: Alleged card fraud targeted deceased victims
PHOENIX (AP) - A state grand jury indictment stemming from a Tempe Police Department investigation accuses two men of involvement in a fraud scheme that allegedly targeted deceased holders of credit cards. A Jan. 23 indictment charges Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce with multiple counts of conspiracy, fraud and ...
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Baltimore City to pay $300,000 in Anthony Anderson death lawsuit
Baltimore's spending panel is set to approve a $300,000 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Anthony Anderson, who died after he was tackled by a police officer in 2012. Officers stopped Anderson, 46, on Sept. 21, 2012, in a vacant lot when the officers said he failed...
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